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Which Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Are Likely to Get Worse?
Scientists are working to identify factors that can accurately predict outcomes for patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). One study found “higher baseline brain volume predicted better long-term clinical outcomes, while larger increases in Expanded Disability Status Scale score during the first 24 months predicted worse outcomes."
“Our finding that poor prenatal nutrition was associated with higher IGF2 methylation highlights the critical importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy,” said a doctor who contributed to the report.
“It has become increasingly clear that minorities are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and underrepresented in the receipt of mental health care,” researcher Lyndonna Marrast explained. “We need to look closely at how equitably our health care institutions are serving all segments of society.”
Sudden hearing loss is a rare but real potential complication in multiple sclerosis.
Patients with multiple sclerosis have new ways to self-report outcome measures for sleep and sleepiness.
Veterans who misuse painkillers often next turn to heroin, according to a study conducted over 10 years that included nearly 3,400 military veterans. Soldiers, due to their unique experiences, are at particular risk for addiction.
The stem cells can be turned into brain cells in laboratories, which can give scientists a better understanding of the genes and characteristics of brain cells that bipolar disorder patients have.
Controlling blood pressure may be more important in stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation than thought.
Patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who have T2 spinal cord (SC) lesions detected through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) early in the course of the disease are likely to have a worse prognosis, according to recent research.

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